The paranormal road trip continues in season 3 of Destination Fear. Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden, Tanner Wiseman, and Alex Schroeder will once again hit the back roads of America to spend the night in the nation’s scariest places.
Season 3 will see the gang use sensory deprivation tactics to augment their paranormal experiments; all as they visit notorious haunts like the Ohio State Reformatory and the Villisca Axe Murder House. The season premiere finds them exploring Waverly Hills Sanatorium, one of the most infamous and terrifying places in America.
“We’ve been through a lot together but even after all of our dark encounters, we’ve barely scratched the surface of what’s out there,” said Dakota Laden. “I usually save the worst location for last, but this time I am throwing us head-first into one of the scariest places in the entire country. And I have a few surprises up my sleeve to fuel the terror even more.”
“No other season has challenged our limits of fear like this one,” added Chelsea Laden. “It’s really forced us to exceed those limitations and do the unthinkable.”
Destination Fear premieres Saturday, July 24 on the Travel Channel. The show will also stream the same day on discovery+.
Take a glimpse at the scares you can expect with the episode lineup below:
Episode 1 – “Waverly Hills Sanatorium”
Begins Streaming Saturday, July 24 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, July 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
The team is back, and their first stop is straight out of a nightmare! They’ve feared Waverly Hills Sanatorium their entire lives, and for good reason. What they catch on video lives up to the location’s reputation as the most haunted in all of America.
Episode 2 – “Missouri State Penitentiary”
Begins Streaming Saturday, July 31 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, July 31 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
Dakota blindsides the team when he decides to amp up the fear at what once was the bloodiest prison in America – Missouri State Penitentiary. Chelsea can barely hold it together when the ghost of a child kidnapper won’t stop trying to communicate with her.
Episode 3 – “Fort Knox”
Begins Streaming Saturday, August 7 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, August 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
The team is left with less-than-warm feelings for Dakota when he hatches a chilling plan to communicate with the dead at an abandoned fort in Prospect, Maine. Things get even more heated when a ghostly caretaker threatens to throw them all out into the cold.
Episode 4 – “Ohio State Reformatory”
Begins Streaming Saturday, August 14 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, August 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
All bets are off when Tanner picks one of America’s most depraved prisons to investigate – the Ohio State Reformatory, also known for its role in The Shawshank Redemption. He unveils a fear experiment so diabolical that the team is forced to decide whether to part ways or to continue on this road trip from hell together.
Episode 5 – “Greene County Almshouse”
Begins Streaming Saturday, August 21 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
Fed up with Tanner’s and Dakota’s experiments, Chelsea picks a revenge location unlike any other. The dark, untapped energy of this Pennsylvania poorhouse is overwhelming, and it forces the team to make a stunning decision to save their sanity.
Episode 6 – “Odd Fellows Home”
Begins Streaming Saturday, August 28 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, August 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
Alex has a diabolical plan for revenge that quickly turns to regret once he realizes he has unleashed something terrifying on the team. His location, once home to a mysterious secret society that entombed skeletons in the walls of its buildings, will reveal things to the team about their fear threshold that they may wish they never knew.
Episode 7 – “Edinburgh Manor”
Begins Streaming Saturday, September 4 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, September 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
Six years ago, Dakota and Alex attempted to explore Iowa’s menacing Edinburgh Manor, where it’s said that residents literally slit their own throats to escape the misery. Without a plan, they were chased away by something in the basement. Now they return with the entire team, armed with a new understanding of the paranormal. But they once again encounter something in the basement. Can Dakota turn the tables on the poltergeist known as The Joker?
Episode 8 – “Villisca Axe Murder House and Malvern Manor”
Begins Streaming Saturday, September 11 on discovery+
Premieres Saturday, September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Travel Channel
In an unprecedented move, Dakota takes the team to not one, but two locations … at the same time! Combined, it will make for an exploration of one of the most gruesome events in American history. A family was brutally murdered in the now-infamous Villisca Axe Murder House, and many believe that a dark and nefarious entity haunts the home. But it’s the seemingly paranormal connection to a hotel 40 miles away that has intrigued Dakota, and he and the team are the first to explore it.
You can also learn more about season 3 of Destination Fear during Comic-Con@Home. The team will join moderator Sapphire Sandalo for a special panel. (Exact date and time TBA, so check back to THS for more updates.)